Costs and Financial Aid | Department of Anthropology

Costs and Financial Aid

The cost of a graduate course at UNT is calculated on the basis of tuition, related fees, and the number of course credits, and is subject to change. A complete list, a tuition calculator for on-campus and in-state online students, and explanation of UNT fees can be found on the Student Accounting page. Out-of-state students are charged Out-of-State Teaching Fees (OSTF) rather than tuition. These fees are in-between what out-of-state students and in-state students pay.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Anthropology Department has several mechanisms in place support graduate students.

Anthropology Department Scholarships
The Anthropology Department is able to offer a range of scholarships, including $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000 awards, in-state tuition rates for out-of-state students, and research assistantships. There are additional mechanisms of support available for travel to professional conferences and for thesis research, at the department, College, and Toulouse Graduate School levels. Scholarships awards are applied towards a student account, and are usable for fees, tuition, or (for out-of-state online students) OSTF.

Decisions are based on demonstrated academic achievement. To be eligible for these, online students must maintain a minimum of 6 hours per semester; on-campus students must maintain a minimum of 9 hours. New students interested in applying for the department scholarship should complete this form and submit it to the Anthropology Department with your application for admission to the master's program. Application Deadline: February 1.

Anthropology Department Assistantships
The Anthropology Department also has a limited budget to hire on-campus graduate student assistants every year. If you receive an assistantship, you will be assigned as an Instructional Assistant at 19-20 hours a week, for approximately $5,400 per semester. Some assistantships can qualify students for in-state tuition rates. These are awarded on a semester-by-semester basis. New and continuing students interested in receiving an assistantship should contact Melissa Tanner prior to the start of each semester.

Other UNT Graduate Scholarships
Other scholarships are also available through the UNT Toulouse Graduate School.

Loans and Grants
Be sure to check with both the UNT Financial Aid Office and the Student Accounting Office when applying for financial assistance. The Financial Aid Office recommends that students fill out their FAFSA early and apply for loans or grants by April 15 for the following fall semester. Please note that if you are applying for the late department admission deadline you may be too late to receive a loan for summer (if you need to take the leveling course), and you may also be too late to receive fall financial aid. Financial aid counselors are available to answer your questions by e-mail or phone; see the Financial Aid Office's website for more details. Students must be enrolled at least part time to receive federal financial aid, see financial aid policies.

The Office for Nationally Competitive Scholarships
The UNT Office for Nationally Competitive Scholarship (formerly the Office of Postgraduate Fellowships) assists undergraduate and graduate students in identifying and pursuing externally funded research and study opportunities. Dr. James Duban, director of the office, invites students to inquire about the preparation and credentials necessary to compete successfully for such postgraduate awards. Dr. Duban's email address is:

Academic Common Market
On-campus students wishing to pursue study in uncommon programs not available within their home state may be able to take advantage of the Academic Common Market. This is a program whereby legal residents of 16 southern states can attend specified out-of-state graduate programs without paying out-of-state tuition.

For other UNT financial aid resources, see the UNT Student Financial Aid and Scholarships page.

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